How to watch St Kilda vs Fremantle AFL live and match preview
AFL returns for 2023 with Saints vs Dockers opening the season in round 1.
The first round of AFL for 2023 will see a St Kilda vs Fremantle clash.
The teams played each other twice last year, sharing the spoils with a victory each. Interestingly, it was the home team that lost each time.
The even match up and alternating wins has been a pattern of their matches over the last decade or so.
What time is St Kilda vs Fremantle?
The St Kilda vs Fremantle game will be played at Marvel Stadium on Sunday 19 March at 4.40pm AEDT.
How to watch St Kilda vs Fremantle live
The 7 Network and Foxtel share rights to broadcast AFL matches in Australia. You can catch St Kilda vs Fremantle live on Channel 7 in WA, but from anywhere else in the country you need Fox Footy to tune in.
That leaves Foxtel Now, Foxtel iQ and Kayo as your only options to stream the match nationwide if you're outside of WA.
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Live stream St Kilda vs Fremantle on Foxtel Now
If you're a new user, Foxtel Now comes with a 10-day free trial.
Dockers fans outside of WA in particular may want to take advantage of this free trial, as the next game will also fall under the free trial period (Saturday, March 25).
Once your free trial is up, to keep watching AFL or any other sport, you'll need add on the Sport pack which costs $54 a month.
For that price you get not only sport but entertainment content too.
To watch St Kilda vs Fremantle on Foxtel iQ, you need the Sports HD pack, which costs $74 a month and has no free trial.
Foxtel iQ offers the same content as Foxtel Now, except you watch on the iQ box instead of streaming over the internet.
Foxtel iQ will also show every game of AFL live in 4K Ultra HD.
Live stream St Kilda vs Fremantle on Kayo
Similar to Foxtel Now, Kayo allows you to watch the entire AFL season (apart from the Grand Final) live and ad-free.
New customers can use this 7-day free trial and test it all out plus watch St Kilda vs Fremantle at no cost.
You'll also be able to take advantage of Kayo's special features, such as SplitView, where you can watch up to 4 sports at once on the same screen, or Key Moments, where you can jump straight to important events in the game such as goals.
After the free trial is over, subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 for a single stream.
St Kilda vs Fremantle match preview
St Kilda finished last season just outside the finals, while Fremantle fell at the semi-finals to Collingwood.
Both teams won in their practice matches a couple of weeks ago, so they will have their tails up for this game.
Coach Ross Lyon is back at St Kilda, having previously coached the side from 2007-11, including 2 Grand Final appearances.
St Kilda have been hit hard by injuries leading up to the opening clash, with the likes of Max King, Tim Membrey, Zak Jones, Jack Billings and Seb Ross all unavailable.
Marcus Windhager and Max Heath will need to prove their fitness at training to make themselves available.
On the flipside, Fermantle will have most of their top players available. The only question mark is over Michael Walters' achilles injury.
Head here for a breakdown of the full AFL season draw.